What Can I Expect from Dental Implants?
When you are looking for a teeth replacement solution, you will be looking at a lot of different options. Amongst these options, you will find dental implants, an excellent solution for patients who want to enjoy the benefits of permanent replacement teeth. If you have been wondering about the benefits of dental implants, please read our information below.
The Best Replacement for Natural Teeth
Dental implants are the best replacements for natural teeth, given the fact that the dental implant will fuse with the jawbone. The prosthesis that is attached to the titanium implants will feel, function and look like normal teeth as well, which makes it a lot easier to eat, smile, speak and enjoy everyday life in general.
In addition to being the perfect replacement for natural teeth, dental implants are also extremely durable. When you acquire a tooth-supported bridge or a similar tooth replacement option, you can expect to have your replacement teeth for seven to ten years. However, dental implants can easily last a lifetime if you take proper care of them.
No More Worries about Dentures
Most people who look for a teeth replacement solutions will first look at dentures. However, not everyone gets along with dentures, since many people fear they may fall out while talking or eating. Ill-fitting dentures can also be a problem for a small amount of patients. For these cases, a dental implant treatment may be better.
Given the fact that dental implants are permanent, the patient will not have to worry about their teeth falling out. The patient will be able to eat all their favourite foods and enjoy a meal in their favourite restaurant without having to worry. Most patients also experience a better social life, since they are no longer afraid to show the world their smile.
Stimulates the Jawbone
When a patient loses a considerable amount of teeth, it can cause problems with the jawbone. If there are no teeth to stimulate the jawbone, the jawbone may start to deteriorate because it has lost its function. The deterioration of the jawbone can affect your remaining teeth, so finding a solution for this problem as soon as possible is recommended.
Getting a dental implant treatment will tackle the problem of deteriorating jawbone. The presence of the dental implants will restore the function of the jawbone and stimulate it, subsequently ensuring that your jawbone stays strong and prevent further bone loss.
No More Cavities
Since cavities cannot occur in a replacement tooth, you will not have to worry about this particular problem anymore. However, the absence of cavities does not mean you can skip your dental hygiene routine. Plaque can still affect your gums and lead to gum disease, which may cause your dental implants to fail. To prevent this problem, you still need to maintain good oral hygiene.
Maintaining your implants and replacement teeth is easier than you might think, since you take care of them like you would take care of your normal teeth. That being said, it is recommended to get a special brush to clean your new teeth. There are certain places in the mouth that can be hard to reach, but you still want to prevent plaque from accumulating there.
Patients who come to the Malo Clinic for a dental implant treatment will be given all the information they need in order to take care of their dental implants properly. In addition to that, we also recommend visiting your dentist and dental hygienist for a regular check-up. You may not have a chance on cavities anymore, but good oral hygiene will be the key to keeping your replacement teeth for the rest of your life.
Say Goodbye to Eating Noises
People who have worn dentures in the past are definitely familiar with this problem. Whenever they eat, their replacement teeth would make a clacking noise because of the nature of the replacement tooth material. They often had to reposition their dentures again as well, which made eating an unenjoyable experience.
The unwelcome clacking noise that accompanies dentures will no longer be a problem with implants. Your replacement teeth will function like your natural teeth, so nobody will notice anything out of the ordinary. This gives the patient in question a lot more confidence and makes them feel better in general.
High Chance of Success
Patients who choose a dental implant treatment will find that the success rate of the treatment is quite high, especially for a treatment such as All-On-4, where the success rate equals 98%. The high success rate does not only apply to patients with a healthy amount of jawbone, but also for patients who have suffered jawbone deterioration due to teeth loss.
We already mentioned the physical benefits of dental implant treatments, but we have not mentioned the emotional benefits. Getting permanent replacement teeth that look and feel like your natural teeth can have a very positive impact on your emotions, especially if you suffered a loss of self-esteem or confidence.
Many people who have lost their teeth feel less confident and smile less often. Missing teeth can also make them self-conscious, so finding a permanent solution can turn these bad emotions around. Patients who have taken advantage of a dental implant procedure at the Malo Clinic will be able to tell you that the treatment has provided them with more confidence and better self-esteem. They will also tell you that they no longer feel self-conscious when they need to go out. In short, all the emotional problems stemming from your teeth loss can be solved by a dental implant procedure.
More Information on Dental Implants
Patients who are interested in our dental implant procedures and want to learn more about them can find more information on our website. The Malo Clinic specialises in the advanced All-On- 4 dental implant treatment, so you will be able to find plenty of information on the subject.
In addition to our information pages, patients can also gain information by listening to the Dr Larry Benge podcasts, attending one of our free information evenings or requesting a free All-On- 4 booklet from the website.